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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2006
On tap at O’Brien’s. Pours a deep, blood red color with a quickly dissipating medium layer of bubbly pink head. Sour, funky, vinegary aromas of back cherries with a healthy dose of tannins. Light bodied, marvelously champagne-like, sour mouthfeel. Two distinct waves of flavor tickle my tongue in an intriguing fashion. The first wave satisfies my immediate craving for a tart, sour beer, starting out dry and woody. The second wave blows my hair back with the amazing complexity of the cherry flavor. Not overpowering, it creeps out from behind the tart mask and keeps building in intensity until the final smack, which is so convincing I feel as though I’m sucking the last remaining flesh off of the cherry pits. Very delicious - unbelievable balance between fruit and tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
(Bottle) Pours hazy blood red. Pink head. Aroma of sour acid. Wood and berries. Tastes extremely sour with some cherries. Fresh and sour so your hairs curl. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2006
Tried at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 27/05/06. 2002 Vintage. Dark cherry red body, short head. Fairly balanced taste of sour cherries with some oak notes .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottled RBESG 2006] What vintage was this? Bugger it! Deep red colour. Rich aroma, big on cherries and almond paste, almost like glue. Not as sour as the Cantillons I know. Big vineous flavour, where the Scharbeekse cherriesd add a deep dry sensation. Body is light, but oh so fluffy!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 On Tap at O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA. I was extremely surprised to find this gem of a beer from a fantastic brewer at O’Brien’s and I was oh so happy to have it. Deep read apperance with a thin little head. The aroma is extremely tart and cherry. The taste is sour and tart and oh so good. Every sip is full of an insane amount of flavor. It is a joy to have consumed such a robust brew from Cantillon

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3910) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
2003 Vintage; Nose is tartness with some cherries as a bonus; Transparent hemoglobin red with a small pink head; Flavor is gueuze sour with a little barnyard, and the cherry flavor added.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
2003 bottle. Aroma is cherry, with a bit of pie crust, sourness, smells like a black cherry basically. Body is rich mohaganey with a thin pink head on top. Taste is very tart, with cherries, a bit doughy with the sourness and pie crust once again shows up. Complex beer that as drink more brings out balance but still maintains expectations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21607) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Bottled (Lou Pepe Kriek 2002). Deep ruby red colour, small head. Aroma is cantillonish sourness, but a lot of sour cherries also. Flavour is cherry, sourness and some cookies and nuts. Lovely balanced Cantillon. I just loved it. Thanks to Magic_dave6 & co for sharing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
(2002)Pure lambic goodness. Aroma is sour taste is sour its flat its lambic its just greatness!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2006
(label says 2001 vintage, cork says it was bottled in 2002) after i removed the bottle cap, there was a little liquid on the cork (which was soft) but this didnt seem to effect the beer. poured hazey deep red with good carbonation. Funky barnyard aromas noted before i even bring this to my nose. nose is oaky, dry sour cherries, vinegar. Flavor is more funky cherries, with notes of oak on the palate. Sourness is not as intense as its sister (the lou pepe frambroise) but equally enjoyable. Thanks to hopistotle420 for this gift bottle. Amazing stuff.


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